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Marching to Madness Episode 332: Yale head coach James Jones

In Podcast by Ken Cross

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Yale coach James Jones. Topics of discussion include: how the Bulldogs have started to rise in winning four of their last five games, the ascension of Miye Oni, takeaways from the trip to Duke, the evolution of Ivy League basketball, and much more. It’s another exciting …

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USF Bulls Basketball: Yetna’s rise empowers teammates

In AAC, College Basketball, News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The South Florida Bulls’ 76-69 win over Appalachian State on Saturday was a competitive game which was needed after the cancellation last week at Charlotte due to inclement weather meant that the Bulls had a 15-day layoff after their 73-63 win over Colgate on Nov. 30. The Bulls came out well early and road a 13-point, 18-rebound …

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USF Bulls Basketball: On point in 7-2 start

In AAC, College Basketball, News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross South Florida point guard Laquincy Rideau said it was his best game as a Bull and no one even remotely countered that notion.  Rideau controlled Saturday’s 76-69 win over Appalachian State from the point as he scored 18 points on 8-0f-10 shooting in 30 minutes while recording three assists and three steals. He was able to get …

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USF Dons Basketball: Rising to new heights in a different era

In College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross There are so many different icons in the storied history of San Francisco Dons basketball.  Bill Russell is at the top, but when people such as legendary basketball coach Pete Newell and Bill Cartwright are at the forefront of any team’s history, the dynamics of the conversation are heightened. Fast-forward to the 2018-19 basketball season and the …

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College Basketball Previews: Kansas vs. Villanova; Davidson vs. Temple; Gonzaga vs. North Carolina

In College Basketball, News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross No. 17 Villanova (8-3) at No. 1 Kansas (8-0) – The Wildcats visit Kansas with an 11 a.m. local tip.  Kansas will be with out Udoka Azubuike who continues to nurse a sprained ankle.  The big key in this game is how quickly the Wildcats can put away Wednesday night’s loss at Penn.  The Quakers were able …

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Marching to Madness Episode 331: Coach Sonny Smith of the Auburn Radio Network

In College Basketball by Ken Cross

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Coach Sonny Smith of the Auburn Radio Network. Topics of discussion include: takeaways from Auburn’s 8-1 start, how Jared Haper and Bryce Brown have built such a great chemistry in the backcourt,  the Tigers’ excellent frontcourt depth, what has allowed Bruce Pearl to develop the team …

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Marching to Madness Episode 330: Hall of Fame columnist Dick “Hoops” Weiss

In College Basketball by Ken Cross

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Hall of Fame sports columnist Dick “Hoops” Weiss. Topics of discussion include: takeaways from the great start to the season, Villanova’s roster changes, the depth in the conferences across college basketball, Nevada’s chance at a national title, how Rick Barnes and Bruce Pearl have been able …

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Penn Basketball: Quakers end Villanova’s Big Five string at 25

In News by Ken Cross

Antonio Woods and A.J. Brodeur led five Penn Quakers in double figures as they answered several late runs by Villanova to hold off the Wildcats and take a 78-75 win at The Palestra on Tuesday evening. The win ended Villanova’s Big Five winning streak at 25 – a streak which  began in 2012 with a 68-65 win at The Palestra. …

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Marching to Madness Episode 329: Cal State Fullerton head coach Dedrique Taylor

In College Basketball by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Cal State Fullerton head coach Dedrique Taylor. Topics of discussion include: takeaways from the team’s first nine games, how injuries have changed rotations, the evolution of the Cal State Fullerton defensive system, how Khalil Ahmad and Kyle Allman Jr. continues to lead the way on …